John Gladstone Graney

John Gladstone Graney (June 10, 1886 – April 20, 1978) was a Canadian left fielder in Major League Baseball who
played his entire career with the Cleveland Indians (1908, 1910–1922). On June 26, 1916, the Cleveland Indians used
numbers on their uniforms on an experimental basis in a home game against the White Sox.

The numbers, which were worn on the players’ uniform sleeves, corresponded with information in the scorecards. Jack Graney was the first major league player to appear in a game with a number on his uniform. He was also the first batter to face Babe Ruth!